Plastic to Stone Class: Gym to Crag

Addresse12255 S 226 Hwy
CitySpruce Pine
AtThrifty Adventures
CountyFranklin (AL1029)
From09/09/2017
To08/11/2018
Hours16:00
CategoriaEvents
12255 S 226 Hwy
Spruce Pine
Thrifty Adventures
Franklin (AL1029)
Tel 2017-09-09
Categoria Events
Plastic to Stone Class: Gym to Crag

Hooked on gym climbing but overwhelmed by the technical aspect of outdoor climbing? Don’t know where to begin or what gear you need? This clinic is set up to take gym climbers of all skill levels to the crag in the most efficient and safest way possible. All classes are participant focused and safety oriented taught by a certified AMGA/PCGI climbing guide. Participants will learn the basics of locating climbs, building top rope anchors, belay techniques, climbing gear essentials and minimizing risk. By the end of the day each climber will get to set up their own top rope system and climb on it. **Who is this for?** All climbers looking to learn or refresh their knowledge of top rope systems, anchor building techniques, belay techniques and climbing gear fundamentals.



**Topics Covered:** - Using guide books and topography maps - Introduction to climbing Knots (Figure 8 follow through, Boling, Clove Hitch, Water knot, double fisherman’s) - Building natural and fixed(bolted) anchors - Approaching the edge - Body movement - Outdoor belaying - Climbing safety - Using a redirect - Knowledge of climbing gear and equipment essentials - LNT ****Cost (group rates and private days): Course is $95. Discounted rates as follows: (3 guests) 265 savings of $20, (4) 350 (savings $30), (5) $435 (savings of $40). Group rates that start for groups of 6 and 12. Also the course minimum for all climbing related items is 4. If the class minimum is not met the guests has an option to reschedule or accept price increase based on number of participants signed up for course.


Private days: full and 1/2 day rates available. Contact us for details.

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